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    Asian Americans Asians are not a homogenous group. They do‚ however‚ constitute a significant minority group in the United States. Asian Americans represent many distinct subgroups that speak different languages‚ worship through different religions‚ and practice different customs and beliefs. The main groups are East Asians (Chinese‚ Japanese‚ Korean)‚ Pacific Islanders‚ Southeast Asians (Thai‚ Vietnamese‚ Cambodian‚ Laotian)‚ and South Asian (Indian and Pakistani). Threads of similarities may run

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    recent surge of Asian Americans in American cinema‚ we are noticing that the stereotypes that we have used in the past are actually being used by their culture to break into American culture. Days of portraying Asian Americans as unintelligible and subservient are gone and are being replaced with a whole new outlook. The introduction of Martial Arts into American film has evolved the way Asians are viewed in American cinema. Quentin Tarantino introduced a whole new outlook to Asian culture with his

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    Xiang Li 5/5/2010 Cultural Psychology The relationship between Acculturation and Family Relations in Asian American Families Introduction Ever since it was possible for immigration‚ people have been coming to the United States from all around the world. According to the 2000 Census‚ foreign born immigrants account for 11.1% (31 million). However few resources have been put in effort to understand how acculturation can influence family relationship in whose children is either U.S.-born or overseas-born

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    Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population.   Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies.   However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of film has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil or the

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    The term Asian American was used informally by activists in the 1960s who sought an alternative to the term Oriental‚ arguing that the latter was derogatory. Today‚ Asian American is the accepted term for most formal purposes‚ such as government and academic research‚ although it is often shortened to Asian in common usage. Asia has a variety of festivals and celebrations. In China‚ Chinese New Year‚ Dragon Boat Festival‚ and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival are traditional holidays‚ while National Day

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    Asian American’s have engaged on the issue of sexuality. It started with the same sex marriage ordeal in Hawaii in the 1990’s. Same sex marriage has been a regular ongoing debate and Asian American became involved since the 1998 ballot in Hawaii. In Hawaii there was huge debate between many groups. First off‚ The Japanese American Citizens League in 1994 decided to affirm its commitment to support the basic human right of marriage which included the right to marry for same-sex couples. In Helen

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    Asian American Literature ENG 301 August 16‚ 2011 Asian American Literature Although strict definitions of any category are difficult to make‚ defining Asian- American literature is primarily literature written by and about Asian-Americans. There are‚ of course‚ exceptions to this rule. Asian-American literature also includes literature written by Asian-Americans‚ which may or may not‚ address the lives of Asians in America. Who is an Asian-American and how do they fit in the overall

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    Healthcare for the Asian American Samantha Pabalan NRS-429V-O103 March 8‚ 2015 “According to the US Census Bureau‚ on the 2010 Census‚ the Asian population category includes people who indicated their race(s) as “Asian” or reported entries such as “Asian Indian‚” “Chinese‚” “Filipino‚” “Korean‚” “Japanese‚” and “Vietnamese” or provided other detailed Asian responses” (CDC‚ 2013). “In 2012‚ the following states had the largest Asian-American populations: California‚ New York‚ Hawaii‚ Texas‚ New

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    HISTORY Asian and American cultures are as different as black (yin) and white (yang)‚ or east and west. While American culture is relatively new‚ in terms of history‚ the Asian culture is one of the world’s oldest‚ with its earliest origins believed to be Sumer‚ located near the Persian Gulf‚ in approximately 3500 B.C. China is believed to be the world’s oldest existing civilization‚ beginning with the Shang Dynasty in around 1500 B.C. (Chan‚ 1991). RELIGION While there are two religions prevalent

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    not integrated. Assimilation for as diverse a community as the Asian-American creates an underlying problem of trying to put asians into neat little labels and it also calls for the question: how does the social and cultural history of Asian migrants go against a deep-anchored ethnicism within the American society? To answer these questions‚ we will first give you a broad outline of the historical aspects of the Asian-Americans’ attempts at integrating in America. In a second part‚ we will

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